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SEPTEMBER 5, 2003 PAGE 7 By Michael Gamson the internet to promote artists Internet has created Allow me to introduce three :mterestin )ortuni- of these modern Jewish art- per- ists alongwith their web ad- There was a time dresses. musi- Perhaps you have heard major record- of "Schiock Rock" or have cOntracts were virtually had the opportunity to see of and their work them live. If you have not, annoticed. The onlyyou should have another chance soon. They con- was during local stantly tour throughout the Performances.Traveling world. In fact, they are not lOWn to town, hoping even a permanent band but recordings out of the more of a gathering of re- of a van between sets gional musicians who play discouraging to sayconcerts in different parts The modern Jew- of the world. The band has moreop- beenaround since 1968and to the world- they play everything from Web. Live concerts parody, to original and still be the mainstay children's music. Their iness, but Web sites website is located at )refronts CD's and products At the site, you can read ter the artist has band bios and history, see a on to the next town. calendarofupcomingshows and, of course, buy their mu- sic. There are also lots and lots of samples of their mu- sic in streaming audio for- mat. Etan G is known as "The Jewish Rapper" and he often plays as part of the Schlock Rock band. He also tours on his own and brings a unique style to Jewish music. Etan was discouraged to see the negative messages so many kids were hearing in rap mu- sic. So he took this popular music form and developed Jewish themes and messages. The style may not be for ev- eryone, but it is certainly an interesting cultural cross- over. His website is located at: Here you will find music samples, pictures, and CD's for purchase. My favorite link on the site is to a video clip of Etan G on the Chabad tele- thon in South Florida. It seems not everyone is a big Etan G fan. Vanessa Hidary is not a musician. She is a self de- scribed actress, poet, spoken word artist, urban outlaw, and linguist of the heart. You may be asking yourself what in the world does that mean. Even if you visit her site at, you might not find the an- swer to that question. But 3, Fla.-- mately 750 are currently ac- caust and maintains the larg- Holocaust Mu- credited. It is a rigorous but est permanent collection in the high- highlyrewardingprocessthat the world. Exhibits change for a museum, ac- examines all aspects of a regularly and include the cul- by the Americanmuseum's operations. The tural heritage series. urns. FIoridaHolocaustMuseumis Hours of operation are: ceremony was one of only 44 museums ac- Monday- Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 onThurs- credited in Florida. p.m. and Saturday and Sun- 28at 10:30 Amy Epstein, interim di- day, noon to 5 p.m. of rector, was closely involved Admission is $8 for adults; distinction, inthetwo-yearprocessofself- $7 seniors and college stu- msignifies study. "Accreditation brings dents (with ID); $3 for chil- within the mu- the quality of this institution dren 18 and under. Museum It isaseal totheforefrontofnationwide membersare free. Discounts and strengthensmuseums and we are the only are available to groups of ten and the Holocaust Museum in theor more by prior reservation. gethi- United States to achieve this Individualsand groups may practices, status." call to learn about public pro- .~smu- The fourth largest Holo- grams, lecture series and to make in- caust museum contains art, membership. Reservations artifacts and the permanent are strongly suggested for this wisely, and exhibitHistory, Heritage and exhibit and can be made the strictest ac- Hope, featuring a chronology through the website, of the events and the coura- www.flholocaustmuseum.6rg geous individuals involved. It or calling the museum at 727- nation's nearly is the only museum to focus 820-0100, ext. 221. ~USeums approxi- on art related to the Holo- TheFIoridaHolocaustMu- you might be amazed at some of the most original and pro- vocative Jewish themed po- etry you have ever read. Her acting credits and perfor- mances are too numerous to list but you can read all about them at her website. Don't spend too much time on her bio however because the real heart of this site is the po- etry. With titles like"Hebrew Mamita" and "Queen Esther," her spoken word art form challenges readers and lis- teners to reexamine their preconceived notions about Judaism and its relationship to the non-Jewish world. So there you have it. Three websites of three performers you might not have ever heard of if not for the magic of the World Wide Web. For every one mentioned in this article, there are ten more waiting to be discovered. What are you waiting for? The next great Jewish rapper might be only a mouse click away. Michael Gamson is the technology coordinator for The Hillel School and the religious school director for Congregation Beth Am, both in Tampa, Fla. He welcomes your comments, suggestions and questions, e-mail mgamson @ hillelschoolcom. seum is conveniently situated in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla. It can easily be reached from Interstate 275. Visitors should use Exit 10 0-375) and follow the signs to 4th Street North. Turn right onto 5th Street and go 4 blocks. The museum is immediately on the right once you cross Cen- tral Avenue. For more information please call the museum at 727-820-0100 or check the website at: www.flholocaust As the national service or- ganization representing the American museum commu- nity, the American Associa- tion of Museums addresses the needs of museums to en- hance their ability to serve the public. For more about AAM and the Accreditation program visit www.aam- Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Celebration Jewish Congregation (Rec), Navigator School, 607 Celebration Avenue, Celebration, 407-596-5397, 7 p.m. first and third Fridays each month. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd Maitland, 407-644-2500; Services: Sunday, 8 a.m Mon-Fri, 7 a.m Fri 6:30 p.m Sat. 9:30 a.m. Family Service 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 1033 Semoran Blvd Suite 151, Casselberry, 407-830-7211; Shabbat service, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862- 3505; Shabbat service, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m Junior Cong 10:45 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave West Melbourne, 321- 779-0740; Services, 8 p.m. 1st & 3rd Fridays; 9:30 a.m. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407- 855-0772; Services once a month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom (C), 315 North 13th St Leesburg, 352-315-0770 Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 445 S. Nova Rd Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174; Services Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad (13), 1301 S. Patrick Dr. #62, Satellite Beach, 321-777- 2770. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Fri. 7:30 p.m Sat. 10 a.m. Congregation of Liberal Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr Orlando, 407-645- 0444; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; except 1st Friday, Family services begin 7 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chalm (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321- 768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 5015 Goddard Ave Orlando, 407-298- 4650; Shabbat service, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.; Junior Cong 10:15 a.m. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd Kissimmee, 407-935-0064; Shabbat service, 8 p.m 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Congregation Shalom, Williamsburg (R), P.O. Box 691081, Odando, 32869: Friday night services once a month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, 407-238-7943. Congregation Sinai (C), Jenkins Auditorium, West Montrose St Clermont: Services on last Friday of the month at 8 p.m. 352-243-4890. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd Orlando,407-239-5444; Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd Ormond Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 0313, Winter Haven, 813-324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386-445-3006; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, 321-254-6333. Temple B'nal Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 407-647-3055; Shabbat service; 6:15 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321-631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave Daytona Beach, 904-252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.' Temple Israel (C), 1001 E. New York Ave DeLand, 386-736-1646; Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd Deltona, 904-789- 2202; Shabbat service, 10 a.m. Saturday. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R); Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. 1st Friday of the month at Canillon Elementary School, 320 Lockwood Blvd Oviedo. Friday night service held at 7:30 p.m. 3rd Friday of the month in the Commu- nity Room at The Tremont Apartment Residences, 7015 Red Bug Lake Rd Oviedo. Call 407-366-3556 for information. (Check with individual s~'nagogues for the dates and times of serv,ces if not listed) (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist Who will keep the tradl&ton alive? Capture It now, Presem It forever. HERITAGE DOCbMENTARIES F:ORA NEW ( ENERATION 602-925-5816 rida Friends of invites local college attend the 2003 to be held on 7 at the Heft- The Id'from 1 - Florida ;Seeds which teens from Terri- coun- as teens from nonth where they evelop ~With teens from conflict ticipate in follow up programs at the East Jerusalem Co-Ex- istence Center, youth confer- ences around the world and regional community service projects. While working toward sup- porting these projects, the local chapters whose mem- bers consist of Jewish, Arab- American, Indian, Pakistani and other members of the community learn about each other and develop strong re- lationships as they strive to make a difference through the teens in the Seeds of Peace program. The Young Leadership group accom- plished this, last year, by or- ganizing their "Pictures of Hope Celebration" which fea- tured an Israeli Horn and Arab Debka dance that the youth spent hours preparing Moslem and other teens lo- and danced together at the cally to learn about each event. This year the Young other. Through their experi- Leadership group is planning ences together the teens learn a student conference for the torespectandappreciatetheir spring, differences. The camp is called Joining the Florida Friends Anytown. The Youth Council of SeedsofPeaceYoungLead- members are alumni of the ership at their Kick Offwili be Anytown Camp. the National Conference for The Kick Offwill feature a Community and Justice film and discussion among Youth Council who will be other activities. Feel free to running the ice-breaker ac- bring a swimsuit. All inter- tivities, ested high school and college NCCJ discourage ~'students are welcome. racism and promote diversity R.SN.P. to Tracey Amar, co- in the United States. NCCJ ordinator of Florida Friends runsa culturallydiverse camp of Seeds of Peace at 407-691- where they focus on Ameri- 5934 or e-mail traceyamar@ can diversity. Duringthe five- day residential experience, For more information NCCJ brings together African- about Seeds of Peace and the American, Caucasian,+Asian, local chapter see Christian Jewish vw~v.seedsofpeace .org. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Camp Shalom has been serving the Florida Jewish Community as a summer camp from June-August for over 30 years and continues to do so. Since we are located in the warmth of Central Florida, we now also offer year-round availability. We invite you to visit our web site at or call us at 1 (800) 279-0401. Camp Shalom~Orange Springs Retreat is a magnifi- cent lO0-acre, air-conditioned camp in the hills near Ocala National Forest with a beautiful, sandy beach with spring lake & swimming pool. Ropes course available.